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gerontius grumpus
37180.  Mon Dec 05, 2005 7:02 pm Reply with quote

What do Dublin, Blackpool and Poldhu have in common?


They all have the same meaning.

Sorry if this is too much like the hill hill hill thing.

 
Jenny
37198.  Mon Dec 05, 2005 8:04 pm Reply with quote

I like that - that sounds like a good QI thing to me.

 
iano200
37224.  Tue Dec 06, 2005 2:43 am Reply with quote

Well Dublin dosent really mean any thing it's two words joined together, Dubh meaning black, and linn meaning pool and turned into english. But yeah if you dont consider that then they all mean the same.

 
Quaint Idiot
37266.  Tue Dec 06, 2005 9:17 am Reply with quote

There's also Pwll Du in Gower (and at least one other place in Wales with the same name).

 
samivel
37300.  Tue Dec 06, 2005 11:51 am Reply with quote

iano200 wrote:
Well Dublin dosent really mean any thing it's two words joined together, Dubh meaning black, and linn meaning pool and turned into english. But yeah if you dont consider that then they all mean the same.


How does that prevent it from meaning anything?

 
iano200
37327.  Tue Dec 06, 2005 1:49 pm Reply with quote

sorry didnt know what i was typing, when i said it didnt mean anything i was specifically talking about the name Dublin, not the origins of the name.
Heres a brief insight to the naming of dublin
Quote:
Dublin is one of Europe's oldest capital cities, with a history reaching back more than 1,000 years. The fledgling settlement of Dyflyn was established by Norsemen from Scandinavia in 841 near the confluence of the rivers Poddle and Liffey. This formed a dark pool or Dubh Linn which provided a safe harbour for Viking longships.

http://www.dublincity.ie/your_council/history/0020_dublin_and_its_city_council.asp


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English Pete
37328.  Tue Dec 06, 2005 1:52 pm Reply with quote

Does blackpool have a river/pool?

 
eggshaped
37330.  Tue Dec 06, 2005 1:59 pm Reply with quote

The beeb says:

Quote:
The name Blackpool dates from a 13th Century description of a stream which ran through the area.
The brook was discoloured by the peat soil and was called the "Black Poole" by locals.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2066920.stm

 
Kevino7
37497.  Wed Dec 07, 2005 12:27 pm Reply with quote

eggshaped wrote:
The beeb says:

Quote:
The name Blackpool dates from a 13th Century description of a stream which ran through the area.
The brook was discoloured by the peat soil and was called the "Black Poole" by locals.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2066920.stm

Nothing changes then.

 
Feroluce
40254.  Sun Dec 18, 2005 7:36 am Reply with quote

iano200 wrote:
Well Dublin dosent really mean any thing it's two words joined together, Dubh meaning black, and linn meaning pool and turned into english. But yeah if you dont consider that then they all mean the same.

.. and the pool in question (a tar pit) is now part of the Penguin enclosure in Dublin zoo.

 
gerontius grumpus
40274.  Sun Dec 18, 2005 8:52 am Reply with quote

Was it really a tar pit?
Usually black pools,lochs, loughs and lochans get their name from the peat stained water.

 
mr. fahrenhiet
40283.  Sun Dec 18, 2005 9:46 am Reply with quote

yes it was really a tar pit. i was at dublin zoo recently and i think the penguins are gone

 
gerontius grumpus
40293.  Sun Dec 18, 2005 10:25 am Reply with quote

First the wooly mammoths and sabre tooth tigers and now the penguins.
What will be next?

 
samivel
40390.  Sun Dec 18, 2005 3:28 pm Reply with quote

Celebrities, with any luck

 
iano200
40635.  Mon Dec 19, 2005 2:12 pm Reply with quote

mr. fahrenhiet wrote:
yes it was really a tar pit. i was at dublin zoo recently and i think the penguins are gone


last time i was there they were moved. i think to the african part (i know it dosent make sense) or they are near where the meerkats are not sure really been a while.

 

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